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Florence Griffith Joyner Biography - Born To Run, Olympic Dreams, World's Fastest Woman, Chronology, A Life Ended Too Soon

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1959-1998

American sprinter

Florence Griffith Joyner, known as "FloJo," was the fastest woman alive. She won three gold medals at the Summer Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea in 1988-in the 100- and 200-meter runs, and the 4×100 meter relay. Her world records for the 100 and 200 meters remain unbroken. The vibrant Griffith Joyner often wore flashy running outfits and long, brightly painted fingernails while competing. She died in her sleep at her home in Mission Viejo, California in 1998, after a seizure, at age 38.

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over 6 years ago

: ) this woman is outstanding !

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over 6 years ago

she inspires me so much ! flojo is amazinq !

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about 7 years ago

Florence Griffith Joyner was a great lady/woman.

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almost 6 years ago

great news!!!!!

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over 5 years ago

She is talented. My perents say i will be just like her. You guys may see me on t.v or the newspaper. so look out for me in about 6 year. ( im in the 6th grade, go to dillard drive middle school. if you go there give me thumbs up)
Love your friend Coco <3

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over 6 years ago

i love this site it gives me all the info i need thanx

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over 6 years ago

wow soooooooooooooooooo talented